When Sangavi was admitted to Sycam children’s home, she was living and sleeping on the streets of Chennai, the biggest city in south India. She was just four years old. Malnourished and with a swollen belly, she had a serious infestation of worms and was unable to walk. Her mother seemed not to care. People said she had sold another of her children. But she did give permission for Sangavi to be taken in by Sycam, a social care project supported by Blythswood Care.
There Pastor Emmanuel Milton and his wife Annie made sure that the little girl received the medical treatment she so desperately needed. “If this child had not been rescued when she was, her plight would have been terrible,” Pastor Milton says. “She was very sick.
“Now, by God’s grace, she is very much better. She enjoys all the love, care and comfort shared by the children at Sycam and likes to sing and play.” The happy smile of a thriving seven-year-old tells its own story. With Blythswood’s support, Sangavi’s life has been turned around. Without it, it is doubtful if she would be alive today.